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-span, watson -- highlights from the senate for debate at 7:00 eastern on "america and the courts." coming this fall, into the home to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> president obama used his weekly online address to refute critics of pending health-care legislation. the republican addresses given this week by bob mcdonnell, the candidate for virginia governor. he talks about the economy, job creation, and the federal energy bill. >> on friday we received better news than we expected about the state of our economy. we learned that we lost 247 nelson jobs in july, some 200,000 fewer jobs than we lost in june, and far fewer than the nearly 700,000 a month we were losing at the beginning of the year. of course, this is little comfort to anyone who saw their jobs disappear in july, and to the millions of americans who are looking for work. i will not rest until anyone who is looking for work can find a job. still, this month's job numbers are a sign that we have begun to put the brakes on this recession and that the worst may be behind us, but we must do more than rescue our eco
on board, because america's doctors and nurses know how badly we need reform. [applause] we have broad agreement in congress on about 80% of what we are trying to achieve. we have agreement from drug companies to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors. $80 billion that can cut the doughnut hole that seniors have to deal with on prescription drug plans in half. [applause] the aarp supports this policy and agrees with us that reform must happen this year. because we are getting close, the fight is getting fierce. history is clear. every time wherein side of reform, special interest are fighting back with everything they have got -- every time we are in sight of reform. let's face it, they get people scared, and understandably. i understand why people are nervous. health care is a big deal. in fact, whenever america has set about solving our toughest problems, there have always been those who sought to preserve the status quo by scaring the american people. that is what happened when fdr tried to pass social security. they said that was socialism. verbatim, that is what they
the home to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> friday, the gross domestic product report was released. in his weekly online address, president obama talked about the steps his administration is taking to revive the economy. he is followed by the south dakota senator who compares democratic and republican health care proposals. >> today i would like to talk to about a subject i know is on everybody's mind, and that is the state of our economy. yesterday we received a report on our gross domestic product. that is a measure of our overall economic performance. the report showed that in the first few months of this year, the recession we faced when i took office was even deeper than anyone thought at the time. it told us how close we were to the edge. it also revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done it immeasurably better than expected. many economists suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken over the last six months have helped put the brakes on this reces
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